Do I still need to use Kingspan or Celotex?

From July 1st 2019, the construction industry is getting stung with another price increase on Rigid PIR Insulation. 

Majority of the key manufactures will be implementing these rises. These manufacturers include;

Why the Price Increases?

Since 2016 there has been a somewhat crisis on Rigid PIR Insulation. PIR is short for Polyisocyanurate. A key element in the manufacturing of Polyisocyanurate is MDI.

MDI came in short supply when a production plant overseas caught a large scale fire. This created a huge knock-on effect, with lead times and costs rising at a un-sustainable rate.

By the end of Q4 in 2017, materials such as Kingspan and Celotex had increased by 24%, in just 12 months. Since this time the prices had remained static.

This was until the price increases this month, which will make PIR Insulation no longer feasible to use for many construction firms.

Replacing PIR Insulation with Multifoil Insulations

Do I still need to use Kingspan or Celotex?

Suitable Replacements

Based on constant rising prices, and extended lead times, there has never been a better time to make the switch to Multifoil Insulation products!

Our most popular Multifoil product is SuperQuilt Insulation. SuperQuilt is the highest performing certified multifoil in the UK.

Please see below benefits of SuperQuilt compared to Rigid PIR Insulation;

  • 1 Layer equivalent to approx. 80mm PIR Insulation (Installed)
  • 1 Layer equivalent to approx. 60mm PIR Insulation (Continuous)
  •  SuperQuilt is 36% cheaper than a 75mm Rigid PIR Board
  • Certified emissivity of 0.02, compared to 0.05 on Kingspan & Celotex
  • SuperQuilt is a 2 in 1 Insulating Vapour Control Layer
  • Thin, Flexible and Easy to Install
  • SuperQuilt compresses to approx 7mm
  • No harmful dust, or protective clothing required

Using SuperQuilt on your projects is proven to save on cost, space & installation time.

It is certified for use in Refurbs & New Builds in Roofs, Walls and Floors.

SuperQuilt is also fully BDA, BBA & LABC certified. LABC is a vital document for when proceeding through building control.

SuperQuilt for Roofs, Walls and Floors

SuperQuilt for Roofs, Walls and Floors

Another superior PIR Insulation replacement is BreatherQuilt Insulation. BreatherQuilt is a 13 Layer, 40mm Breathable Multifoil.

It is designed and certified for installation over rafter on pitched roofs. The benefit is that no additional felt is required, you can simply install over with a tile batten.

BreatherQuilt is equivalent to approx 55mm of Rigid PIR Insulation, and is fully LABC & BDA Certified.

Do I still need to use Rigid PIR Insulation?

YBS BreatherQuilt used in the Triple Layer System

How can Multifoils assist me?

Looking to insulate in a roof, wall or floor? Please visit our free and simple Online U-value Calculator! We have over 1,000 solutions available!

How do I achieve a 0.18 U-value in a Roof?

As we have been commonly asked this question, we have made a specific blog for this query. The post displays our exclusive systems, including our TyvaQuilt and Triple Layer Systems. Click Here! 

Where to Purchase

SuperQuilt, BreatherQuilt and many more products are available direct on our website. offer free delivery nationwide on all orders over £100 Ex Vat.

If you order before 2pm, you will receive your insulation the next working day!

Please see below a full list of Multifoil Insulation products available direct;

  • SuperQuilt Insulation
    • Highest performing certified multifoil in UK
    • Certified for Roofs, Walls & Floors
    • Equivalent to 80mm PIR Insulation (Installed)
    • Click Here for Product Link! 
  • BreatherQuilt Insulation
  • ThermaQuilt Insulation
    • Certified for Roofs, Walls & Floors
    • Popular in both New Builds & Refurb projects
    • Outperforms common competitor TLX Silver
    • Equates to 55mm Rigid PIR Insulation (Installed)
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  • FloorQuilt Insulation
    • 13 Layer Multifoil Insulation
    • Equivalent to approx 18mm PIR Insulation (Continuous)
    • Suitable for Screeded Floor Applications
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  • BreatherFoil FR Insulation

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